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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are everywhere. Seriously, you can't go anywhere without seeing Greek letters and glitter plastered on everything. It's almost hard to find a niche on campus as a freshman unless you are active in Greek Life.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is predominantly white. However, to make up for the potential draw backs of the "lack of color", there are numerous active organizations on campus for every race, ethnicity, and religion under the sun. From my perspective as a white female, it is almost daunting because of the numerous diverse clubs. In some ways I'm almost left to wonder where I of European decent fit it with all of the fraternities and sororities devoted to race and religion.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: UT Austin is quite diverse. You will find a whole variety of people with different backgrounds.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: There is nothing to complain about. The health and safety standards at UT Austin are outstanding.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The university understands you. Any background, any idea, any style, be sure that you will find a place you will fit in with. Professors are very accepting and open, most students are as well. Find an organization or club that fits your interests...you'll find it.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There several places on-campus to find and use a computer. During the day, availability of such areas is fairly well kept; towards the evening availability deceases and the usual places to grab a computer are the libraries. (The libraries do not have too many computers)
Wireless accessibility is very dependable and secure. I would recommend you buy your own printer.

5 College Freshman

Majors: UT has a very large variety of majors with a bunch of rigorous courses, and many programs that make your resume for graduate education look amazing if you take part in it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I lived at the Castilian, and it was alright. Nothing special really, except the diversity. They are in the middle of many renovations, so it should be better next semester.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are so many different opportunities at UT such as research, social clubs, studying abroad, etc. The social scene is very diverse and it is nice to meet people from all around the world. I lived at the Castilian, so I was surrounded by diversity.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing really depends on what you make of it. Of course, it is a school dorm that has had a lot of wear and tear, but there are definitely plus sides, especially if you are a freshman. The location and the ease of making friends should be a reason for anyone to stay in the dorms your first year.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UT's facilities are pretty good overall. Student centers and study areas are in abundance, and there is always things that are good about each place, as well as different. The gym facilities are also very nice.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are many choices in each dining halls, as well as a variety of dining halls in many locations. Since it is Austin, there are many healthy choices for vegetarians, vegans, etc.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are busses that take you all around Austin. Most destinations still requires you to walk a while after riding the bus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty places to eat around the school. Most restauraunts take your Bevo Buks.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: UT Austin is not strict at all. The only thing I can think of is that the campus is making a transition to becoming a tobacco-free campus. This may be inconvenient to those students who smoke, but overall I strongly support this transition.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The program I'm in that helps you become a high school math teacher is amazing. I love the program, but unfortunately I've grown to dislike math so I will be having to change to another program.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The classes in my program are relatively small. Because of this, the professors are each able to get to know you on a more personal level than a big lecture style class. The people working in my program are always giving us information on the internships that they offer and are always encouraging us to get more involved.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am a nursing major at UT. I love the program because it seems that the staff really are the most concerned with student learning and improvement, not only grades. The instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, and approachable. The only thing I do not love is the facility. It is getting a little bit old and outdated. But the important things for success are definitely in place.

4 College Junior

Athletics: We have great programs but not a strong enough student fan base, in my opinion.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always have felt comfortable and safe on campus because I know just what to do if I feel in danger. There are police call buttons everywhere and lots of security measures in place.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You'll find all sorts of guys at University of Texas: city boys, rednecks, all different races and lots of country boys. The girls are pretty much from everywhere all different races. They are incredibly hot, for the most part. If you aren't from around here, it'll take a little while to get used to the accent.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Austin has a lot to offer. Lake Travis for a lot of different water activities like canoeing, boating, etc. Barton springs mall, Domain for shopping. Barton springs pool, Hamilton pool, Zilker park and other places to hang out. Lots of good restaurants, both high-end and low-end. Austin is famous for food trailer too.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is very competitive to get into some majors, but if anything this helps students to really think and be dedicated to what they choose. When I started college, I really wanted to be a business major but couldn't get into the business school. I was so bummed out, but then after my first calculus class I knew I would not have lasted in business. I am now a government major pursuing law, which has become much more of a dream to me than pursuing business. The Government major was much less competitive to get into because it falls under Liberal arts, and wont beat down my GPA to get into law school! Win-win.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The School is very strict on academic rules, but in retrograde it is one of the top schools so it is to be expected. My nutrition test required everyone to put their belongings at the front of the class, with no hats and if you have a jacket you must be wearing it and can't take it off. I does not think it affects us horribly as most students are used to the academic rigor.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a plethora of restaurants from many cultural entities making it truly a fun thing to find something to eat for lunch. Our large indian, chinese, and muslim populations has led to some amazing food choices!

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Most students agree that they have loved their time here at UT, and they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. College is the best time of your life, and I can’t think of a better place to spend it than at the University of Texas. Students get a great education while having an awesome college town with everything at their disposal. Don’t try to graduate early. Enjoy your time at UT—go cheer on the Longhorns at all the home games for all sports: football, basketball, baseball, intramurals. See the amenities that the Forty Acres has to offer—the Harry Ransom Center, go to our libraries and see our more than eight million volumes. Go to Gregory Gym and the Rec Center—you have a free gym membership for four years or more—use it.

I came to UT convinced that I was going to transfer to a school in California in the spring. I spent two days here before school started and I never wanted to leave, even to go home and visit my parents and high school friends! I couldn’t leave because I was always afraid that I would miss something because there was always something exciting going on. If you are worried about the fact that UT is so big, don’t. All you have to do is find your niche, and everything else should fall into place. You can find it within your dorm, apartment, organization, fraternity, sorority, or classmates. Although, at times, it may seem overwhelming, UT is not nearly as big as it sounds. All you have to do is make friends, which you will, and the campus will seem infinitely smaller. Come join us!

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